Originally written on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 6/18/13

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 27: Antonio Cromartie of the New York Jets is introduced before the game against the Washington Redskins during their preseason game on August 27, 2010 at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
I know the title of this post is confusing and probably will lead to Antonio Cromartie receiving some backlash for these comments. Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie is maturing, and with that he’s becoming a leader, and a team guy.  Darrelle Revis is gone, and Cromartie is the best defensive player on the team now. Cromartie for his part thinks he could be the best corner in the game, but according to the New York Post, that’s not his goal, but team success is. “I think so if I’m playing on a consistent basis and using my techniques and doing the things I need to do,” Cromartie told The Post last week. “Can I be? Yes. Do I care to be? No,” he said. “If we’re winning and I’m doing the things I need to do, then that’s what it’s really all about.” The light seems to have gone on for the 29-year-old Cromartie, and with the departure of Revis and others, Cromartie has taken on the reigns of leader, and tutor for young Jets teammates. He again emphasized that his role as team leader means
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